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This is kind of beautiful.
Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. It's kind of breathtaking and powerful, just a warning. Also, it has a happy ending.
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For bullied kids, it's hard to imagine a life without anxiety and fear of taunting or physical abuse, but the fact is, even in what seems like the worst bullying situations, it does eventually get better.
Directors cut content from the BULLY movie vaults.
Honk if you hate bullies?
On Tuesday, a boy accused of bullying his schoolmates was forced to stand on a street corner with a humiliating sign as punishment for his behavior, NBC affiliate KCEN-TV reports.
The fourth-grader's father, Jose Lagares, made his son hold a large homemade sign that read: "I am a bully. Honk if you hate bullies."
"Bullying is also a form of public humiliation," Lagares, of Killeen, Texas, told the station. "Maybe he understands that when he humiliates someone publicly that doesn't feel good. Hopefully he'll take that with him so the next time he tries to bully someone he'll think about it twice."
He taught his kid a lesson, but I think he could have been a hypocrit. He is bullying his son...to stop bullying? I think it is great he had his son stand out and take blame for what he did in public. He will probably never bully anyone ever again because of what he had to go through with. overall, i think that the dad went too far, but the results will be posotive.
"if you're having a bad day read this: kid asked for kids to stop bullying his sister at school for christmas"
Shane Koyczan "To This Day" http://www.tothisdayproject.com Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please share generously.Find Shane on Facebook - http://on.fb.me/Vwdi65or on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/koyczanI send out one new poem each month via email. You might like to join us. http://www.shanekoyczan.com"My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point." - Shane Find anti-bullying resources at http://www.bullying.orgDozens of collaborators from around the world helped to bring this piece to life. Learn more about them and the project at http://www.tothisdayproject.com
An in-depth look at cyberbullying and the accountability that social networks must take when combating this spreading disease of hatred and hurt.
It began with Rahteah Parsons. She was only 15 years old when she was sexually assaulted by 4 boys.
When a photo of the attack was circulated, Rahteah endured incessant mocking and harassment by classmates, both in school and in social media. Unable to deal with the enduring humiliation, Rahteah attempted to take her own life April 7th of this year. She died a few days later.
She was only 17. For two years she suffered.
Then, earlier this month, tragedy struck as 14-year-old Hannah Smith, from Lutterworth in Leicestershire, hung herself after “repeated messages on Ask.fmencouraging her to kill herself and criticizing her appearance.” Ask.fm had already been reportedly linked to 4 other teenage deaths in the last 3 months.
*Every play counts. All video proceeds go to anti-bullying causes*.iTunes - http://tinyurl.com/cbfu3vh
The family of Rehtaeh Parsons, the Canadian teen whose death sparked an international outcry last week, now claim they are being harassed by supporters of the four boys accused of raping their daughter.
"It just felt like someone kicked me in the stomach. How dare they do that?" Parsons told Global News. "My daughter is gone because of them, and they have the nerve to show up on my street and my community where my children live and keep harassing us."
15-year-old Audrie Pott posted a message on Facebook stating that her life was ruined and she had the "worst day ever." Shortly after that, she sadly hanged her
This all happened just eight days after allegedly being sexually assaulted while passed out at a party and having images of the attack posted online. TheAssociated Press reported on Friday, April 12, 2013, that three teenage boys have now been arrested for the assault.
For the many months after Pott took her own life, her family tried to figure out exactly what happened to their happy little girl who loved so many things.
What a tragedy this is...
The word “bullying” is overused — expanding, accordionlike, to encompass both appalling violence or harassment and a few mean words.
All the misdiagnosis of bullying is making the real but limited problem seem impossible to solve. If every act of aggression counts as bullying, how can we stop it? Down this road lies the old assumption that bullying is a rite of childhood passage. But that’s wrong.
Bullying is a particular form of harmful aggression, linked to real psychological damage, both short and long term. There are concrete strategies that can succeed in addressing it — and they all begin with shifting the social norm so that bullying moves from being shrugged off to being treated as unacceptable. But we can’t do that if we believe, and tell our children, that it’s everywhere.
In Emily Bazelon's latest book, "Sticks and Stones," the senior editor for Slate argues that the Internet and social media make teen bullying more vicious and challenging to control.
In an interview with the New York Times, Bazelon acknowledges parents’ role in navigating bullying as a tough one: “It’s obviously a huge challenge for parents, finding the balance you strike between protecting kids and expecting them to be a little bit tough, and learn how to stand up for themselves. It starts with that base idea that you have to know your kid, and know what they’re capable of, and give them room to do what they can do — not step in reflexively whenever there’s a problem. I think that builds some resilience in,” she says.
Despite the school assemblies, the several warnings that are given to the bullies at school and the countless movies that try to get the point across that bullying can be more harmful than most people think, the job is just not getting done. In this era of technology, it's pretty safe to say that it's harder to hide from the bullies than it may have been 20 or 30 years ago. Some kids have to face it not only for seven hours at school, but also every hour beyond that because of the constant contact that can be made via text message or social media.
Seventh grader Brian Maclean stopped a bully from stabbing a classmate and was reprimanded by the school for his act. Brian’s mother in the interview was incredulous, stating that “we aren’t raising our children to be strong. Who will be our heroes? Our firefighters? Our Army guys?
Some educators and researchers that the "bullying" has been overused and abused, watering down its true, very serious meaning.
Every parent, teacher and child knows the word: "bullying." But this month, as schools and communities launch fresh campaigns around National Bullying Prevention Month, some are urging more precise use of the B-word.
"Bullying," some researchers say, has been misused and abused in the last few years -- too casually uttered about every hurt, slight and fight, too frequently used in place of "teasing" or "fighting," too often brought up before there's proof it happened.
The very word, some say, has been bullied.
Mashable editor-in-chief Lance Ulanoff gives his take on how the internet has changed bullying.
Today’s bullies, though, know that the risks of being known are simply too great. Cyberbullies can attack online — via Facebook, Tumblr, Keek, Instagram, Snapchat and more — without anyone else seeing their dirty work or, if they mask their online identity, without the victim even knowing who they are.
Social-media attacks are, in some ways, completely different from what I experienced, and in other ways, are all too familiar. Aside for the occasional filmed beat down, most of these attacks are completely devoid of physical violence: They are mostly verbal or written attacks. Old-school bullies favored violence. Cyberbullies use words to paint especially painful pictures.
I would also argue that social media sometimes encourages gang behavior. Instead of one bully, we have ten or more. Instead of the natural bully, we have the casual joiner — weak-minded souls who follow the pack.
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"One of the things that I’ve written a lot about in the past few years is the importance of engaging kids in causes that they care about. The way I see it, students are more likely to be invested in school when the work that they are doing matters.
To that end, I’ve had the kids in my enrichment period working on an Anti-Bullying PSA over the past few weeks. Here’s our final product:"
If you are bullied at school, you see, you never stop feeling bullied, no matter how old you are. It is absurd that I am 41 years of age and a group of women can still reduce me to tears. To be fair to the bullies, I was an awkward, argumentative, pedantic nerd of a schoolgirl. I know, shocking isn’t it?
Bullying prevention is complicated. Sometimes it seems that it's bigger than all of us but it's not insurmountable. We have an untapped army out there. If we start training bystanders to start stepping up from an early age, we've got a shot at creating safe and caring school climates.Read on...
I do believe that every little thing can stop bullying. If one person stands up to a bully, he has not just helped the person who was being bullied, he is helping the bully and himself. The bully probably will not bully people again and that hepls the whole world. The less bullies, the less pain and suffering there is in kids in the world. The suacide rate for kids in America is horrible. We need to stop bullying from taking place.
Three years after the premiere of the documentary Bully, the kids featured in the film have transformed from victims into victors.
‘Bully’ director Lee Hirsch was bullied as a kid in Long Island, New York. He spoke of how he would get punched in the arm everyday when walking home; making his arm not colored with black and blue bruises, but a permanent yellow sleeve from the routine beatings. He couldn’t even talk to his dad because his dad told him to just man-up. He felt alone.
Amazingly, he made his experience an experience of reason and consequently, he made the documentary Bullyand created The Bully Project to inspire people into taking action against bullying.
Three years later, CNN’s Anderson Cooper follows up with Alex Libby, Kelby Johnson, and Kirk Smalley who were featured subjects in the Bully documentary.
A 17-year-old Canadian girl died Sunday following a suicide attempt last week.
In a Facebook memorial page, the girl's mother, Leah Parsons, wrote that Rehtaeh had been shunned and harassed after one of the boys allegedly involved in the rape took a picture of the incident and distributed it to their "school and community, where it quickly went viral."
"Rehtaeh is gone today because of the four boys that thought that raping a 15-year-old girl was okay, and to distribute a photo to ruin her spirit and reputation would be fun," Parsons wrote.
Most parents would agree that raising a generous child is an admirable goal -- but how, exactly, is that accomplished?
New results from the University of Notre Dame's Science of Generosity initiative, which funds generosity research around the world, shed light on how generosity and related behaviors -- such as kindness, caring and empathy -- develop, or don't develop, in children from 2 years old through adolescence.
Shane Koyczan "To This Day" http://www.tothisdayproject.comHelp this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please share generously.Find Shane on Facebook - http://on.fb.me/Vwdi65or on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/koyczanI send out one new poem each month via email. You might like to join us. http://www.shanekoyczan.com"My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point." - Shane Find anti-bullying resources at http://www.bullying.orgDozens of collaborators from around the world helped to bring this piece to life. Learn more about them and the project athttp://www.tothisdayproject.com Buy "To This Day" on BandCamp http://bit.ly/VKGjgUor iTunes http://bit.ly/W47QK2
Victims of bullying at school, and bullies themselves, are more likely to experience psychiatric problems in childhood, studies have shown. Now researchers have found that elevated risk of psychiatric trouble extends into adulthood, sometimes even a decade after the intimidation has ended.
The new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday, is the most comprehensive effort to date to establish the long-term consequences of childhood bullying, experts said.
A new study discovers bullying, whether it's physical aggression or spreading rumors, can boost the social status and popularity of middle school